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Gaetz, Greene bringing America First tour to Arizona

Two of the most controversial Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are coming to Arizona as part of their nationwide, pro-Trump “America First” tour. U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia,...

Liz Cheney was right: We must defend America from Trump’s election falsehoods

The Republican civil war is raging and the party's defenders of democracy are losing. On Wednesday, Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney, who’s best described as a traditional, establishment conservative, was unceremoniously booted from her job as...

Senators deadlock on major U.S. elections bill in committee vote

WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats on Tuesday tackled a massive voting reforms bill in committee in a heated daylong debate. But the final vote on the bill by the Senate Rules Committee was a 9-9 tie, which means...

FDA green lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15, with CDC still to act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 15, clearing one key hurdle before that age group...

Arizona cities, counties can begin accessing federal COVID relief funds

WASHINGTON — States, cities and counties can begin to tap their share of the $350 billion in federal funds intended to spur a national recovery from the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, White House...

No details yet on Biden conservation plan, but Republicans slam it as a ‘land grab’

Republicans on the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday previewed their objections to the Biden administration’s still-unreleased plan to conserve 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030. President Joe Biden created what is...

States with higher COVID vaccine demand will be able to request more from the feds

WASHINGTON — With demand for COVID-19 vaccines dropping in many states, the federal government is changing how those doses are allocated.

New funding to curb wildfires pushed in Congress, as another fire season looms

WASHINGTON — As wildfires across the United States grow in size, intensity and duration each summer,  members of Congress from the West are pushing for massive new investments in ecosystem management and wildfire mitigation.

Biden calls for sweeping ‘once-in-a-generation investment’ to reshape the nation

WASHINGTON — Standing in the same U.S. House chamber where a violent mob temporarily disrupted the certification of his victory, President Joe Biden on Wednesday heralded the country as “on the move again” as he sketched out his expansive vision for a post-pandemic America.

Biden to order $15-an-hour minimum wage for federal contract workers

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order Tuesday to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $15 an hour, according to senior administration officials.
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